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19-11-2019, 10:15   #1
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Loose tea

I have been trying loose teas recently from supermarkets.

I tried Dunnes Stores (green box) and found that rather than loose leaves the box was filled with what I can only describe as dust/dirt.

I then tried black box from Barry's. And the same, just leaf dust.

I am assuming that the loose tea is just the same as in tea bags rather than the traditional loose leaf provided even a few years ago.

I wonder can anyone recommend proper loose leaf tea with real leaves rather than this leaf dust/sweepings?
I am not anywhere near city or specialist shops , just hoping for a mainstream brand that has traditional loose leaf tea.
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20-11-2019, 13:44   #2
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campbells in the yellow tin and refill bags is very nice me and my wife have been using it for a few years now
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22-11-2019, 20:53   #3
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loads of places in dublin deliver loose leaf tea and coffee beans etc. try a quick google search....

http://clementandpekoe.com/
https://cupantae.eu


etc
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campbells in the yellow tin and refill bags is very nice me and my wife have been using it for a few years now
Thanks for that. Is the cut leave size reasonable enough to b caught be a filter?

I am finding the Dunnes and Barry's so fine dust that it passes through

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We use Barry's red box here, there may be a half spoon of dust from a box, that's all
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Bewleys breakfast tea. Quite dear to buy in most Bewleys but the Bewleys shop in Blackrock shopping centre bag up their own and sell it at a sensible price. Consistently great tea.
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We use Barry's red box here, there may be a half spoon of dust from a box, that's all
Same here. Like it. Using it for years now.
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Thanks for that. Is the cut leave size reasonable enough to b caught be a filter?

I am finding the Dunnes and Barry's so fine dust that it passes through

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We use this teapot, or one very similar, and it's grand

you can get fairly good loose leaf tea in Tiger or Søstrene Grene usually too.
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We use Barry's red box here, there may be a half spoon of dust from a box, that's all
I have tried Barry's black box, which they label as their premium blend. But it is mostly dust and very tiny leaves.

I will give the red a try
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